ORMISTON Park Academy students receive another useful gift- revision sessions during next week’s half term, set in the tranquil estate of Harrow House, Swanage, Dorset.
These half-term workshops will consist of 18 hours extra revision, coursework sessions and general creative workshops that will engage the students to focus on the preparation for their Maths GCSE exams. Accompanied by 2 peer Year 11 students, (who have already gained their Maths GCSE) acting as mentors, the workshop has proved an outstanding success, with just over 90% of Ormiston Park Academy’s Y11 students already signed up.
With the successful high turn out of students signing up, students and teachers have decided to launch the sessions as ‘regular workshops’ every half term holiday approaching the GCSE exams.
Huw Derrick, Vice Principal said, “It cannot be said that the teaching staff of the core subjects at OPA, who are running these sessions, aren’t shocked by this major turnout of students signing up and committing their holiday time to revision, but we they are well and truly pleased and hopeful that this will mean a good attempt to the November exams. By offering extra tuition to students who may not be able to receive private tuition at home serves a few purposes: it provides our students with a vision of how they can control their own futures; and it can also keep them off the streets and focused on their studies.”
The self- contained residential school that is Harrow House is the perfect setting for a week of intense study. It will provide the students with use of state-of-the-art ICT suites that will aid the hard work and little play ethos, which will govern the Harrow House next week.
This coming half term is critical for the upcoming GCSE period and can often be used as a week of rest, rather than full-on committed study. Therefore Ormiston Park Academy have tried to positively face this challenge and provide unique educational opportunities, that will have a lasting effect on their students’ education.